Megan’s twin sister recently committed suicide for unknown reasons and since she couldn’t cope with that loss Megan now has to do her exams again soon. Because she wants to pick up her life again she decides to go celebrate the solstice with her friends in a summer house near the swamps of Louisiana. However, as soon as she gets near the house, she starts seeing all kinds of strange things and it seems like the ghost of her sister is trying to say her something. Nobody believes her but when the solstice gets nearer, her visions start to grow in intensity and start influencing the real world…
Sound and Vision:
Image and sound are what you would expect from a blu-ray release but nothing out of the extraordinary. The images are sharp and contain some nice amount of detail but the contrast seems a bit off at times.
The sound also does what it’s supposed to do but the soundtrack doesn’t really do much with the atmosphere.
Behind the scenes feature and a bunch of interview fragments with the cast & crew. The usual stuff we find on releases from Dutch Filmworks so nothing special.
Solstice is made by the director of The Blair Witch Project, Dan Myrick, and it’s all too obvious on the cover. This doesn’t mean you get an equally exciting story. Instead it’s a simple teenage horror-fest that could use some more punch. Just about every cliche in the genre passes by and everything gets put on the screen even rather boringly. The first hour you almost fall asleep and when the action is supposed to kick in you notice that you’ve come to the end of the very predictable story.
Solstice may entertain young pubers but anyone who would like to see some better quality will do best to go look elsewhere. Also as blu-ray release there’s little interesting to write about. Image and sound are decent but not extraordinary and the extras are what you usually find on a Dutch Filmworks release.